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exciting account of Oct. 23rd on the net

Several months ago while searching for first-person accounts of Pleasonton's fight at Byram's Ford/Big Blue, I ran across a memoir or diary giving details on the part played by one of the regiments of Sanborn's Brigade. I think the account was written by a member of the 6th MSM Cav. but because the regiment in the account was being reorganized as a regular Missouri unit, the regiment in this account may have referred to as the 12th or 14th Missouri Cavalry (Federal)

The account described a combat with a regiment of Confederate cavalry, with the two units gradually approaching each other while firing until they were within one hundred yards of each other.

Has anyone else seen this article?

Bryce A. Suderow